Flowing Water Fish Culture provides an in-depth discussion of the husbandry of fin fish in a stream of water. It guides the reader through the technical considerations of intensive aquaculture, including fish growth rates, hydraulic characteristics of fish rearing units, oxygen consumption rates in relation to oxygen solubility and fish tolerance of hypoxia, and water reconditioning by reaeration and ammonia filtration. Unlike other publications that provide only general overviews on the subject, this text/reference offers specific details that will be useful in the actual design and operation of a facility. Problem sets at the end of each chapter provide ample opportunity to develop skills. The information in the book is valuable for those teaching, considering, or practicing aquaculture at intensity levels ranging from conventional single-pass trout hatcheries to closed aquaculture systems.
Table of Contents
Flowing Water Fish Culture. Fish Growth in Hatcheries. Water Sources for Flowing Water Fish Culture. Fish Culture Rearing Units. The Solubility of Oxygen in Water. The Oxygen Requirements of Fish. Rearing Density and Carrying Capacity. Reaeration of Flowing Water. Ammonia Production and Toxicity. Water Recirculation. Appendices. Index.
"I will make use of nearly all of this book in my fish culture course, and I recommend the book to fish culturists who want to better understand what they are doing so that they may refine their practices. Soderberg's contribution goes a long way toward transforming fish culture from an art to a science."
- The Progressive Fish Culturist, 58, 1996